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White Sauce Recipe

White Sauce Recipe

Our Test Kitchen's White Sauce enhances many kinds of veggies. In the photo on the opposite page, we topped cooked broccoli florets with the Lemon Chive Sauce variation.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • 1. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 2/3 cup.

Recipe Note

Editor’s Note: Cheese Sauce: Prepare as directed, omitting salt. Add 3/4 cup shredded cheddar, Swiss, American or Gruyere cheese; cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted. Yield: 1 cup. Herb Garlic Sauce: Prepare as directed, except saute 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic in the melted butter for 1-2 minutes or until tender. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon herb of your choice (caraway seed, celery seed, dried basil, oregano or rubbed sage) with the flour. Yield: 3/4 cup. Lemon Chive Sauce: Prepare as directed. Stir in 1 tablespoon minced chives and 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel. Yield: 3/4

cup. Parmesan Sauce: Prepare as directed, omitting salt. Add 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese; cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted. Yield: 2/3 cup.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 48 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 81843
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

"Am making white sauce with fresh cauliflower for Sunday dinner. I truly like the variations to make it extra special. Thank you for sharing!!"

silly girl User ID: 5270321 157319
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"worked great! I added real parm. to it and poured it over chicken cordon bleu. Also over the broccoli we had with it..yummy!"

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